Elk herd locations are pretty stable, but more bulls are showing up every day. The biggest herd is near the Ponca Access. That bull was skittish this morning and patrolling the cane line anticipating another bull. There was a second herd down by 43/21 and a 3rd down by Cave Mountain Road.
Lots of elk watchers today including out of state people. This year Estes Park was trashed by floods that have wiped out many roads. Ponca and Boxley Valley are a great alternative to Estes Park and for many Estes Park fans much closer and lodging is very affordable here. For information on lodging choices and prices, there is no better source than the Buffalo River Chamber of Commerce site a http://buffaloriverchamber.com.